The Raspberry Pi in the kitchen runs relatively stable, but recently the browser (which is showing the openHAB HABpanel) popped up a warning in the upper right corner. That’s annoying, because this area in HABpanel shows the outside temperature.
Before investigating what’s going on, I had to figure out a way to get a screenshot of the display - without running into the kitchen with my mobile phone. And without attaching a keyboard all the time (to press the
Installing a new Raspberry Pi is always the same few steps, and still I have to look them up almost every time. Here is the summary.
LXC is one of many available containerization solutions for Linux. Ansible has basic support for LXC integrated, which is fine if you do not intend to do much inside of the container (aka: fire & forget). My goal however is to start a full flavored container, and manage this container with Ansible as well. That’s where things get a bit tricky, and looking around I couldn’t find much documentation how to do this.
This posting describes my approach.
Recently I was asked how I do backups of my mobile devices. The discussion started when I told that I “survived” a bricked device without data loss.
Disclaimer: I work (well, was working, before we got spinned of into a subsidiary) for EMC. Part of EMCs portfolio is “backup” and for sure I learned a lot from my employer. All my own devices and servers are backed up, some of them multiple times. Backups, devices and communication is encrypted. I’m not using public services (Dropbox, Google Drive, …) for the backups.
Today I woke up because the Nagios used by our ISP sent me a SMS: something does not work well on one of the association servers. According to the SMS, the webserver was not responding. Ok, the webserver is never the cause of the problem, something else is going wrong.